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Provides simple Sphinx markup to render changelog displays.

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A Sphinx extension to generate changelog files.

This is an experimental, possibly-not-useful extension that’s used by the SQLAlchemy project and related projects.

Configuration

A sample configuration in conf.py looks like this:

extensions = [
            # changelog extension
            'changelog',

            # your other sphinx extensions
            # ...
        ]


# section names - optional
changelog_sections = ["general", "rendering", "tests"]

# tags to sort on inside of sections - also optional
changelog_inner_tag_sort = ["feature", "bug"]

# whether sections should be hidden from tags list
changelog_hide_sections_from_tags = False

# how to render changelog links - these are plain
# python string templates, ticket/pullreq/changeset number goes
# in "%s"
changelog_render_ticket = "http://bitbucket.org/myusername/myproject/issue/%s"
changelog_render_pullreq = "http://bitbucket.org/myusername/myproject/pullrequest/%s"
changelog_render_changeset = "http://bitbucket.org/myusername/myproject/changeset/%s"

Usage

Changelog introduces the changelog and change directives:

====================
Changelog for 1.5.6
====================

.. changelog::
    :version: 1.5.6
    :released: Sun Oct 12 2008

    .. change::
        :tags: general
        :tickets: 27

      Improved the frobnozzle.

    .. change::
        :tags: rendering, tests
        :pullreq: 8
        :changeset: a9d7cc0b56c2

      Rendering tests now correctly render.

With the above markup, the changes above will be rendered into document sections per changelog, then each change within organized into paragraphs, including special markup for tags, tickets mentioned, pull requests, changesets. The entries will be grouped and sorted by tag according to the configuration of the changelog_sections and changelog_inner_tag_sort configurations.

A “compound tag” can also be used, if the configuration has a section like this:

changelog_sections = ["orm declarative", "orm"]

Then change entries which contain both the orm and declarative tags will be grouped under a section called orm declarative, followed by the orm section where change entries that only have orm will be placed.

Other Markup

The :ticket: directive will make use of the changelog_render_ticket markup to render a ticket link:

:ticket:`456`

Other things not documented yet

  • the :version: directive, which indicates a changelog entry should be listed in other versions as well
  • the .. changelog_imports:: directive - reads other changelog.rst files looking for :version: directives which apply to this changelog file, adding those entries to the changelog entries in this file
  • the :include_notes_from: symbol - imports all the .rst files in a directory into the current one so that changes can be one-per-file, makes git merges possible
  • the changelog release-notes command that at release time gathers up the above-mentioned change-per-file .rst files and renders them into the main changelog.rst file, running “git rm” on the individual files
  • the changelog.rst -> markdown converter, used for web guis that want changelog sections written in markdown
  • the changelog.rst -> stream per changelog markdown API function, which can for example stream the changelogs per release to the github releases API

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